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12 Days Uganda Birding Tour

This tour of the best bird watching locations in Uganda offers you breathtaking views of the mountains, plantations, Borassus savannah, and extensive grasslands, which are home to a variety of bird species, including the common scimitar bill, the African grey hornbill, the King Fisher, the Shoe bill, the Crested francolin, and many others.


Uganda Birding Primates Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Kibale transfer and airport pickup

Then, after picking you up from the Entebbe International Airport, they will drive you to Kibale via Kampala, Mityana, to Fortportal, and then to your hotel in Kibale for the night and dinner. En route, you can take in the surreal views of nature along the way.

Day 2: A whole day in the Kibale forest

Aside from its great birding, it has one of the highest primate concentrations in the world and is home to an astounding 12 species of primates. Families of chimpanzees and red colobus monkeys hanging through the old forest trees while chatting are frequent sights on a guided forest tour. Also spectacular is the birds.

Day 3: a full day of bird watching at Kibale and the nearby crater lakes

Kibale is a haven for birdwatchers. More than 370 species have been identified, many of which are unique to the forest, such the prized African pitta. The Cassin's spinetail, blue-headed bee-eater, Nahan's francolin, and Masked apalis are four bird species that have never been observed in another National Park in Uganda.

Day 4: Birdwatching cruise along the Kazinga Channel

With over 600 different bird species, Queen Elizabeth National Park's 32 km-long Kazinga Channel is a haven for the many wildlife and animal species that still call the park home. This makes it the greatest place in Uganda to go on a birding safari. a bird population that is unique to this East African protected park.

Day 5: Birding in Kalinzu

More than 414 different species of trees, plants, and birds can be found in Kalinzu Forest, making it a veritable gold mine for birdwatchers. This is home to 378 different bird species, such as the Great Blue Turaco, Black and White Cascket, Cuckoos, and Sunbirds, among others.

Day 6: Birding at Lake Bunyonyi

The lake is home to about 200 different bird species, such as the White-tailed Blue Monard, African Harrier Hawk, Grey-crowned Cranes, Herons, and Egrets, as well as the Cardinal Woodpecker, Levillant Cuckoo, Slender-billed Baglafetch, Weavers, and many others.Along with your guide, discover additional birds on the lake.

Day 7: Birding in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

All seasons are excellent for birdwatching in Mgahinga National Park. Any time of year is good for bird watching, but April through mid-May and October through November are the greatest times. From November through April, migrating birds are typically present in the park, increasing the number of bird species that can be viewed.

You eat breakfast in the early morning, then gather for a briefing from the ranger guide before going gorilla trekking. During gorilla tracking, you will have several opportunities to see additional forest birds, so keep an eye out. If your early trek is successful, you can spend the evening self-guiding a birdwatching excursion. Keep an eye out for species like the Black Bee-Eater, Dusky Tit, Brown-caped Weaver, Yellow-billed and Yellow-spotted Barbets, African and Black-and-White Shrike Flycatchers, Common Stonechat, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Apalises, Equatorial Akalat, Slaty Flycatcher, White

Day 8: Birding in the Bwindi Rija sector

With 23 bird species that are peculiar to the Ruhija region, Bwindi National Park is the greatest place to go bird watching. A knowledgeable birding guide, a set of binoculars for viewing birds at a distance, and early morning are required for bird watching.

Day 9: Birding in Bwindi Buhoma

One of the best places in Africa to go birding is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. At Bwindi, 348 different bird species have been counted. They consist of 25 species with restricted ranges, of which 23 are restricted to the Albertine Rift and four are threatened globally: The African Green Broadbill, Pseudocalyptomena graueri, the Endangered Grauer's Rush Warbler, Bradypterus graueri, the Vulnerable Chapin's Flycatcher, Muscicapa lendu, and the Vulnerable Shelley's Crimson-wing.The majority of birding is done at the Buhoma visitor center on numerous paths close to the River Munyaga, the birding locations at the Neck, and the of the park, which includes trips to the Mubwindi marsh and a stroll past the park's administrative buildings and surrounding farmland.

Day 10: Birding in the evening at Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National Park bird watching. The best places to see birds in Lake Mburo include marshy valleys and viewing areas close to salt licks and in the forest. The Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard, Brown-chested Lapwing, and more species can be found in these areas.

Day 11: A morning game drive in the park followed by a journey to Kampala
Day 12: Check out of your accommodation and go on a tour of Kampala while purchasing souvenirs. After your flight, take a transfer to Entebbe.